Why are the Muslim world mute over this cancerous plague known as the "Talibans"? In recent days these so-called Taliban have unleashed terror on the innocent people of Pakistan.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has condemned the killing of an anti-Taliban cleric in a suicide bombing.
In a late-night broadcast to the nation, Mr Zardari singled out the killing of cleric Sarfraz Naeemi at a school in Lahore by the Taliban.
He said the Taliban were brutal people who were working against the sovereignty of Pakistan.
Mr Zardari also announced bonuses for the armed forces and pay rises for government officials.
In the attack on the Islamic religious school and in a simultaneous suicide bombing at a mosque in the north-west garrison town of Nowshera at least six people were killed and about 100 injured.
A leading Sunni Muslim scholar opposed to the Taliban, Mr Naeemi was known for his outspoken views against suicide bombings and militancy.
He was one of the few scholars who had openly supported the ongoing military operation in Swat and had labelled the activities of the Taliban "un-Islamic".
Mr Zardari said: "We are fighting a war for our sovereignty. We will continue this war until the end, and we will win it at any cost."
The president paid tribute to the bravery of soldiers fighting what he called "this war on terrorism".